Gather clippers, styptic powder, and treats to make trimming your dog's nails as stress-free as possible.
Stay composed, work slowly, and frequently praise your dog to create a positive association.
Locate the blood vessel inside the nail to avoid cutting into the quick which will be painful.
Snip off small slivers of the nail at a time until you reach the optimal length.
Trim Little by Little
If you cut the quick, apply styptic powder to stop bleeding and comfort your dog.
Give treats and praise throughout the process and after to reinforce cooperation.
To avoid overgrowth, trim approximately every 2-3 weeks. Seek a vet's help if needed.